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Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Book Review: Marti Rulli and Dennis Davern’s Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour : Julie Arduini: The Surrendered Scribe

The link above is to a site that includes a review also posted at Amazon, but this review is exactly how I had hoped most readers would come away from Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour, with trust that the intention was to expose the truth of Natalie Wood's mysterious death, and hopefully have the truth believed. 

If Dennis and I were out to exploit the story, there is so much we could have embellished. We could have created words or sentences to the argument Dennis overheard, but we stuck to what Dennis remembered and added nothing more. Dennis's polygraph test, despite those who like to diminish the credibility of the certified test we commissioned, was an effort to prove Dennis's account of Natalie's final weekend.

I thank Julie Arduini for this appreciated review.


  1. Hi Marti,
    I've read your book ( e-version Amazon Kindle for pc ).

    My congratulations for your compelling, detailed and easy writing-for a non English reader like me.
    Sometimes I've felt as if I was on that boat.
    I've died and I'm dying my eyes out scrolling up and down on my notebook for re-reading throughout the chapters, but it's definitely worth it.

    Im also reading e-versions of Finstad's "Natasha", Wagner's "Pieces of my heart" and paper Lambert's "Natalie Wood".

  2. Debora, read Lambert's book first, then Wagner's. You will see how Wagner contradicts nearly everything he told Lambert.

  3. That's what I'm up to, right after Marti's and Finstad's ( I'm already halfway ), thank you very much for your advice Roz :-)

  4. You are very welcome, Debora.

  5. Wagner's book is a piece of rubbish, not a piece of his heart. The man has lied for 30 years and will continue to lie. He is going to get what's coming.

  6. I read some really bad reviews on Lambert's book. Is it really worth the read? Do you guys have other biographies to recommend?

  7. Hi,
    I'm reading it with great interest and I think it is anyway worth the read. Then I'll swoop on Wagner's self bio.

    Beside Lambert's and those above mentioned, there's Natalie's sister's bio (looking for it too, though it's not easily available in my Country:

    Lana Wood:
    Natalie: A Memoir by Her Sister


    regards :-)

  8. Thanks, Debora. I'll check them out ;)